The good news is that dental x-rays are safe for you when you’re pregnant and there are other precautions you can take to even be more safe. Also, remember to keep your normal dental care routine while you are pregnant. You will need to take even better care of your teeth while pregnant to prevent things like pregnancy gingivitis. Remember that X-rays are critical to detecting dental issues and their use stops small things from turning into much serious issues.
How To Keep Dental X-Rays Safe During Your Pregnancy
Make sure your dentist gives you a leaded apron to wear during x-rays that is long enough to cover your abdomen. Also, you should know that the amount of radiation in dental x-rays is very low. The American Dental Association and the American Pregnancy Association both state that there isn’t enough radiation in dental x-rays to cause any harm to you or your baby. The apron is heavy but it won’t hurt you and you will only be wearing it for very short periods of time.
Tell Your Dentist You Are Pregnant
Make sure to let you dentist know you are pregnant so they can work out a special treatment plan for you during your pregnancy. Some women, just for peace of mind, try to postpone any x-rays until after the first trimester, since that is such a crucial time in a baby’s development.
About Tri-State Family Dentistry
Tri-State Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care possible. Being privately owned since 2009, we don’t experience the corporate pressure that other dental practices have to hit certain revenue numbers. You will never be ‘sold’ dentistry at Tri-State Family Dentistry. After we explain your treatment options, you can make your own decisions.